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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (741 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Bligh Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1787, William Bligh, commander of the Bounty, sailed under Captain Cook on a voyage to Tahiti to collect plants of the breadfruit tree, with a view to acclimatizing the species to the West Indies. During their six-month stay on the island, his men became completely demoralized, and on the return voyage mutinied. Yet a resentful crew, coupled with ravaging storms and ruthless savages, proved to be merely stages leading up to the anxiety-charged ordeal to come. Bligh, along with 18 men, was cast adrift in an open boat only 23 feet long, with a small stock of provisions, and without a chart.

His narrative, deeply personal yet objective, documents the voyage and Bligh's relationships to his men, and thereby exposes the oft debated question of what manner of man he really was.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tim Painter | 1/30/2014

    " I had seen the movies and heard about this event, but what I had never heard was the rest of the story where captain Bligh and half his crew are put on a whaling boat and put to sea. Through his amazing skill they made a 3600 mile trip in that small boat to a safe port. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rusticgirl | 1/18/2014

    " This is a fictional/non-fictional account of the famous H.M.S. Bounty, her Captain William Bligh, and the mutinous crew led by Fletcher Christian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Larry | 1/16/2014

    " i love sea stories, especially true ones. obviously, this is a story told from one perspective only "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Todd | 1/1/2014

    " Excellent. Quite the adventure. Strangely understated. A remarkable achievement. "

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